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Our Best New Desserts of 2016

Our favorite (and your favorite) desserts from 2016 have a bit of a nostalgic bent. We shared our favorite oatmeal cookie and "magic" cake, as well …

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Honeymoon dreaming

From a palace in India, to a cabin on stilts in the Maldives, a villa deep in the Thai jungle or a bed under the stars in Mozambique, we pick ten …

6 Exotic Honeymoon Hideaways Around the World

The mark of a good honeymoon destination really depends on the couple. Some want seclusion, others undisturbed nature — then there are those who just …

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Floating Pearl Sterling Silver Statement Earrings

Oprah reveals her Favorite Things of 2016 — and the list is longer and better than ever. Find your Favorite Things at amazon.com/oprah<p>Fleur …

25 Gifts Perfect For Canadians or People Who Just Really Love Canada

Election got you down? Feel like you could use a little more Trudeau and a little less Trump in your life? Let's stop and take a minute to appreciate our friendly northern neighbor. Whether you're a Canadian stuck in the States or an American planning your relocation to the land of Mounties and …

The Best Magic Cakes on the Internet

Magic cake has been around for a few years now, but in the last week or so the internet has become pretty obsessed with this baking phenomenon. Magic …

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At Fancy Hostels, Business Travelers Are Replacing Backpackers

While every hotel brand under the sun makes moves to attract millennials, hostels are doing the very opposite. They’re growing up, getting fancy—and …

21 Delicious Recipes To Make With Overripe Bananas

An overripe banana is a blessing, not a curse.<p>Of all the produce that can go bad in the kitchen, the banana is the only one to get excited about. Overripe strawberries and peaches are destined for the compost bin, but overripe bananas provide you with the possibility of many great recipes. They’re …

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Hotelier Carlos Couturier's Insider Guide to Mexico City

The hotelier Carlos Couturier, who operates a slew of sleekly designed properties in Mexico (as well as the Hotel Americano in New York, and another hotel opening soon in Chicago), is a man constantly on the move. But if he does have roots anywhere, it's Mexico City. Here, the design aficionado …

7 Tents You'll Actually Want to Camp In

We'll come out and say it: "glamping" is a dirty word. But there is something to be said for lounging in the outdoors with style. For those who'd rather stay at the spa than sleep under the stars, there are still tents out there for you. It may not be camping per se (one tent comes with a full …

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29 reasons why you should visit Iceland this spring

Iceland is most often seen as a winter (think Northern Lights and blankets of white) destination or summer (endless days and al fresco dining) adventure, but there's a lot to be said for visiting now, just as spring has sprung. It's only a three hour flight from London - here are 29 of the many …

This 'Glamping' Resort Has The Most Epic View In All Of Japan

See you never, sleeping bag.<p>If you've ever rolled your eyes at the concept of "glamping" (glamorous camping), prepare to eat your words.<p>HOSHINOYA Fuji, a glamping resort nestled in the forests of a national park in Japan, is exactly what camping should be. That is, if camping included gourmet …

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In This Part of Tuscany, No Souvenirs Necessary

We arrived in Punta Ala, Italy, with a packed itinerary. My daughter Meenakshi, then 7, and I were on a weeklong August getaway, and the idea was to use the Tuscan seaside resort as a base to explore the region’s many medieval villages.<p>I had arranged walking tours and cathedral visits galore and …

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Katharine Hepburn's Legendary Brownie Recipe

Katharine Hepburn once said, "If you want to give up the admiration of thousands of men for the disdain of one, go ahead, get married." Famous for her wit, beauty, intelligence, strength and four "best actress" Oscars; her feminist persona overshadowed most other attributes. Notorious for wearing …

How To Make Classic Coffee Cake

<b>Preheat the oven to 350°F:</b> Coat the baking dish with baking spray or an extra tablespoon of butter.<p><b>Prepare the crumble topping</b>: Mix together the …

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A Travel Guide to the 10 Happiest Countries in the World

It's Not Christmas Until You Bake These Norwegian Butter Cookies

When I was growing up, the only time of year we ever, <i>ever</i> had cookies was at Christmas.<p>It made the weeks leading up to Christmas even more intensely special—the evenings spent standing next to my mother, referring to the notes scrawled in Norwegian in her tattered folio of treasured recipes, …

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Traditional Swedish Ginger Cookies, Two Ways

It was my Swedish great-grandmother who first handed me a ginger cookie. After that, I was hooked.<p>With plenty of crunch and just the right amount of spice, they're perfect with a cup of coffee or a glass of milk after a long day outside in the cold. And each year I count down the days until …

Dessert

Cream Cheese Pound Cake I Recipe

"My children always loved this cake. They are grown now, but when they come home they ask me to have "the cake" made. It is an easy …

The Best, Easiest Sugar Cookie Recipe Has Only 4 Ingredients

<i>Posie Harwood, who finds the best back-of-the-box recipes in the grocery store, finds the best four-ingredient holiday cookie.</i><p>I've never met a sugar cookie I didn't like. It's hard to go wrong with such a simple, classic recipe.<p>But come holiday time, there are more sugar cookie recipes floating …

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Holiday Gift Guide 2014- Spring/Summer

What will the holidays bring for adventure? No matter what the weather outside, there'll be something exciting brewing indoors when your favorite outdoors lover unwraps one of these fun surprises—even if your favorite outdoors lover is you.

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10 Stunning Kitchen Gifts Under $50

We can all agree that practical gifts are lovely, but when it comes to the holidays, it's always exciting to receive the gift you wouldn't normally …

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The Cake Recipe You'll Never Forget

Here's a cake recipe that is impossible to forget. One of Italy's best loved cakes is an extremely simple, moist, and fluffy pound cake, or as they like to incorrectly call it, “plum cake.” It's as simple as can be: no icing or strong flavorings; perhaps just a shower of confectioners' sugar over …

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Christmas 2015: Gift ideas for photographers

As camera manufacturers keep innovating with plenty of new features, there’s never a shortage of gift ideas for the camera enthusiast on your list. There are many options: DSLRs, or mirrorless or compact cameras, not to mention how the quality keeps improving. It could be just a simple gadget that …

Cameras

No Bake Chocolate Oat Bars Recipe

"I baked about 100 dozen cookies for the holidays and these were everyone's favorite!! These bars can be frozen, just thaw 10 minutes before serving."<p>…

Gifts for the Advanced Home Cook

For the adventurous home chef, give the gift of these high tech kitchen gadgets.

31 Gifts Under $50 to Stuff Your Stocking and Fill Your Pantry

From gifts that stand the test of time to those that don’t (chocolate covered malt balls, anyone?), they're all in our 2015 holiday gift guide.<p><i>Forget naughty or nice—as far as we’re concerned, everyone deserves a ceramic French butter keeper this year. Find more gifts that stand the test of</i> …

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10 Reasons Why Norway is Fantastic

Did you ever see Michael Moore's report on Norway and his visit to "the scariest place on earth"? This is my list of 10 reasons why Norway is fantastic!<p><b>1. Parental leave:</b><p>59 weeks leave with 80 percent salary or 49 weeks with 100 percent salary is among the best in the world. That dad's are required …

Chocolate Chip Cookie Bars

You can bake these up to ten days ahead and store in the freezer, without cutting into bars; wrap the baking sheet tightly in plastic.

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